No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker- Howard Lederer?


Posted by Mara | Posted in Poker | Posted on 17-05-2019

Howard Lederer grew up in a family of five where he enjoyed participating in various card games when he was young. He found himself getting really competitive in these particular card games while competing against his father. After graduating from high school, Howard made a decision to place college on hold for a little bit and moved to New York City to play some serious chess. While participating in chess, he was brought in to a poker game taking place in the back of the room. Howard’s first 2 years were difficult as he played many hours and lose a majority of the time. He made some additional cash by becoming an runner for the poker enthusiasts. He judged he could better his game by balancing his life away from poker. He made an effort to get more rest and focus attention even more on the game.

The actual improvement in his game happened when he began playing at the Mayfair Club in New York. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon club where the best players would frequently challenge each other. Howard had access into some of the best minds in chess. With their help, Howard would hone his strategic thinking skills. Howard applied these strategy concepts to the game of NL hold’em.

Howard also helped his sibling Annie Duke master poker. Annie Duke was a great student of poker as she constantly asked questions about how to make the correct decision. He told Annie to move out to Sin City and compete in the WSOP competition. Annie is one of the greatest women players the poker arena today. Howard Lederer moved to Sin City in 1993 and played cash games for the subsequent decade. When the World Poker Tournament grew in popularity, Howard made the decision to participate in more tournaments.

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